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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bone  \Bone\,  n.  [OE.  bon,  ban,  AS  b[=a]n;  akin  to  Icel.  bein, 
  Sw  ben,  Dan.  &  D.  been  G.  bein  bone,  leg;  cf  Icel.  beinn 
  straight.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  The  hard,  calcified  tissue  of  the  skeleton  of 
  vertebrate  animals,  consisting  very  largely  of  calcic 
  carbonate,  calcic  phosphate,  and  gelatine;  as  blood  and 
  bone. 
 
  Note:  Even  in  the  hardest  parts  of  bone  there  are  many  minute 
  cavities  containing  living  matter  and  connected  by 
  minute  canals,  some  of  which  connect  with  larger  canals 
  through  which  blood  vessels  ramify. 
 
  2.  One  of  the  pieces  or  parts  of  an  animal  skeleton;  as  a 
  rib  or  a  thigh  bone;  a  bone  of  the  arm  or  leg;  also  any 
  fragment  of  bony  substance.  (pl.)  The  frame  or  skeleton  of 
  the  body. 
 
  3.  Anything  made  of  bone,  as  a  bobbin  for  weaving  bone  lace. 
 
  4.  pl  Two  or  four  pieces  of  bone  held  between  the  fingers 
  and  struck  together  to  make  a  kind  of  music. 
 
  5.  pl  Dice. 
 
  6.  Whalebone;  hence  a  piece  of  whalebone  or  of  steel  for  a 
  corset. 
 
  7.  Fig.:  The  framework  of  anything 
 
  {A  bone  of  contention},  a  subject  of  contention  or  dispute. 
 
 
  {A  bone  to  pick},  something  to  investigate,  or  to  busy  one's 
  self  about  a  dispute  to  be  settled  (with  some  one). 
 
  {Bone  ash},  the  residue  from  calcined  bones;  --  used  for 
  making  cupels,  and  for  cleaning  jewelry. 
 
  {Bone  black}  (Chem.),  the  black,  carbonaceous  substance  into 
  which  bones  are  converted  by  calcination  in  close  vessels; 
  --  called  also  {animal  charcoal}.  It  is  used  as  a 
  decolorizing  material  in  filtering  sirups,  extracts,  etc., 
  and  as  a  black  pigment.  See  {Ivory  black},  under  {Black}. 
 
 
  {Bone  cave},  a  cave  in  which  are  found  bones  of  extinct  or 
  recent  animals,  mingled  sometimes  with  the  works  and  bones 
  of  man.  --Am.  Cyc. 
 
  {Bone  dust},  ground  or  pulverized  bones,  used  as  a 
  fertilizer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bone  \Bone\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Boned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Boning}.] 
  1.  To  withdraw  bones  from  the  flesh  of  as  in  cookery.  ``To 
  bone  a  turkey.''  --Soyer. 
 
  2.  To  put  whalebone  into  as  to  bone  stays.  --Ash. 
 
  3.  To  fertilize  with  bone. 
 
  4.  To  steal;  to  take  possession  of  [Slang] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bone  \Bone\,  v.  t.  [F.  bornoyer  to  look  at  with  one  eye,  to 
  sight,  fr  borgne  one-eyed.] 
  To  sight  along  an  object  or  set  of  objects,  to  see  if  it  or 
  they  be  level  or  in  line  as  in  carpentry,  masonry,  and 
  surveying.  --Knight. 
 
  Joiners,  etc.,  bone  their  work  with  two  straight  edges. 
  W.  --M.  Buchanan. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bone 
  adj  :  consisting  of  or  made  up  of  bone;  "a  bony  substance";  "the 
  bony  framework  of  the  body"  [syn:  {bone(a)}] 
  n  1:  rigid  connective  tissue  that  makes  up  the  skeleton  of 
  vertebrates  [syn:  {os}] 
  2:  the  porous  calcified  substance  from  which  bones  are  made 
  [syn:  {osseous  tissue}] 
  3:  a  shade  of  white  the  color  of  bleached  bones  [syn:  {ivory}, 
  {pearl},  {off-white}] 
  v  1:  study  intensively,  as  before  an  exam;  "I  had  to  bone  up  on 
  my  Latin  verbs  before  the  final  exam"  [syn:  {cram},  {grind 
  away},  {drum},  {bone  up},  {swot},  {get  up},  {mug  up},  {swot 
  up}] 
  2:  remove  the  bones  from  (an  animal)  [syn:  {debone}] 




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